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  • CDP Funding to Broaden Cities Research Partnership with C40

    CDP— a leading international NGO — today announced it is expanding its support for world’s cities to report on their local greenhouse gas emissions and identify actionable solutions to combat climate change. CDP offers cities, companies and investors the only global environmental disclosure system, and a three-year, $4.1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • C40 & Siemens Announce Broad Collaboration on Cities and Sustainability

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. "Cities around the world — particularly C40 cities — are leading the way in taking meaningful actions to ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 and ICLEI to Establish Global Standard on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can be used across multiple platforms. This common approach will help local ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 Releases Groundbreaking Research on the Importance and Impact of Cities on Climate Change

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) released two landmark reports today that emphasize the critical role of measurement and transparency in tackling climate change in megacities. The reports, released during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 shows how cities can lead on climate change solutions

    When it comes to changing the way we use energy, cities are at the center of the action. On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate ...

  • C40 & Siemens Kick Off 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

    We are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2014 C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards is now open. Last year’s inaugural C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards was a rousing success, ...


    By C40 Cities

  • CDP’S Cities Funding Will Broaden Existing Research Partnership with C40

    CDP— a leading international NGO — today announced that it is greatly expanding its support for the world’s cities to report on their local greenhouse gas emissions and identify actionable solutions to combat climate change. CDP offers cities, companies and investors the only global environmental disclosure system, and a three-year, $4.1 million grant from Bloomberg ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Johannesburg To Host 2014 C40 Mayors Summit

    New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau announced today that the city of Johannesburg, South Africa has been selected to host the fifth biennial C40 Cities Mayors Summit in February 2014. During the summit, hundreds of urban and climate change leaders from around the world will join mayors from the world's ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 Announces New Milestones in Leadership and Funding

    Today the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced several key milestones in both leadership and funding for the organization that will help accelerate the impact cities are having in taking climate actions locally that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. Effective immediately, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes begins his 2-year tenure as C40 Chair while former Chair New ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 & Siemens inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards honor ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability

    Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards at a ceremony held this evening at the Crystal in London. The Awards honored ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. The winning cities and their award categories are: Bogota (Urban Transportation) ...


    By C40 Cities

  • C40 cities climate leadership group and World Resources Institute partner to promote city transit solutions

    The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. The partnership focuses on scaling up solutions and enhancing C40 cities transport efforts related to ...

  • 29 finalists identified in 10 categories for the inaugural C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards

    Global Prize Competition Highlights Excellence in Urban Sustainability Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the 29 finalist cities competing in 10 categories for the initial City Climate Leadership Awards. The winners will be named at the Awards presentation event in London, at the Crystal on September 4, ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Rio De Janeiro Mayor Paes elected as new C40 Chair

    Today the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced that Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has been elected to succeed New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as the new Chair of the C40 Steering Committee. Mayor Bloomberg will stay on as President of the C40 Board. The Steering Committee is made up of Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, New York ...


    By C40 Cities

  • UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres to Join C40 Mayors Summit

    On January 15, 2014 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced that Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, will participate in the fifth biennial C40 Mayors Summit, leading a discussion on how the UN can play a greater role in working with megacities to advance their leading efforts on climate ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Green Bonds for Green Cities

    The Green Bonds Initiative has just released an important new guide on How to Issue Green Municipal Bonds. The Green Municipal Bonds Playbook, issued through the US Green City Bond ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • City Data: Open is the New Black

    While many may have heard the statistic “Cities are home to 50% of the world’s population”, few realize that it leads directly to a sobering and much less hyped conclusion:  we face an urgent need to understand how our cities work.    Cities are now the defining human organizational structure on earth, but what do we know about these creations?  Sadly, not ...


    By The World Bank

  • The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green City Market Briefs now available on line

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC), has released a compendium of briefs that showcase the sustainability, building energy use and climate change policy work of cities across the globe. Toronto and Vancouver are the only Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Partnership Formed to Lower Emissions in Cities Around the World

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced a global partnership to advance investments related to energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in existing buildings in cities around the world. The partnership agreement was signed today at ULI's annual Asia-Pacific Real Estate Summit in Shanghai. In partnership, the organizations will ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Top ten cities for excellence in Urban sustainability announced

    Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards last week in London. The Awards honored ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. The winning cities and their award categories are: Bogotá (Urban Transportation) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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